A Tune For November

1967 Gordon Bok, BMI

 

 

When the wind backs around

To the North in November

Wile geese go a-ganging out to seas

There's snow on the wind

And it's ever been the same

That North wind don't even know my name

That North wind don't even know my name

 

Long time ago

I had a pretty little girl

She had pretty ways and silver in her tongue

But that winter wind come prowling 'round

That pretty girl did go

She found a man whose house was snug and warm

A man whose house was warm in the wind and snow

 

When the wind backs around

To the North in November

Wild geese go a-ganging out to sea

There's snow on the wind

And it's ever been the same

That North wind don't even know my name

That North wind don't even know my name

 

Now the days come 'round

I've got another kind of woman

She's got no teasing eyes

And her tongue is still

And she likes the snowflakes falling

She doesn't mind the rain

She knows what's in her heart like she knows her name

She knows what's in her heart like she knows her name

 

I'll build her a house

Of the winds of November

Shingled with the sun along the shore

With the wind for her blanket

The rain will be her door

The pine for her pillow and her floor

The pine for her pillow and her floor

 

 

 

A Tune For November is recorded on the album A Tune for November and is also in the songbook Time and the Flying Snow